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ADVICE FOR FRESHERS WHAT’S NEW AROUND CAMPUS? WHO’S WHO? WHAT’S WHAT? GETTING INSPIRED!

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A note from the editor... Hey Everyone, Welcome to those of you starting DIT and of course, to those of you who are returning, welcome back! Here at Newbie we wanted to give you a fun, interesting and useful guide to DIT. Throughout the magazine you will find some useful tips from students all over DIT, information on clubs and societies and some other features. This magazine is brought to you by DIT News Soc and throughout the year we will be bringing you DIT News, the independent student newspaper. Remember - if you want to get involved in writing, designing or taking photographs for the DIT News don’t hesitate to contact us!

Aisling Editor

Contributors Siobhan Lam Luc O Cinnseala Fionnuala Holohan Glenn Fitzpatrick Ciuin Tracey

Photographs Shireen Short Fennell Photography Ciuin Tracey Basil Lim

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Cover design by DIT student Mitchell Onuorah, DT 545/2


CONTENTS

P>14 & 15

P>28 P> 24 - 37 P> 8 & 9

Be Inspired! P>41

P >5 What you need to know, according to the students of DIT P > 10 & 11 What a difference a year can make P > 14 & 15 How to do it, old school

Be in the Know P > 14 & 15 Your Student Union P > 16 & 17 Being a Class Rep

The Fun Part P > 18 - 21 Travel! P> 22 - 27 Burschi’s Budget Bites

Get Involved! P>8

P > 28 Join a Society P > 36 Volunteer P > 41 Join a Club!

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Bet you didn’t know there were This many DITs! Mountjoy Sqaure

Bolton Street Library

Rathmines

Kevin Street Aungier Street

Temple Bar

New canteen in CBS

Portland Row

Cathal Brugha Street


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- Luc O Cinnseala

First year really isn’t important, so dont forget to get locked as often as possible....but do at least pass your exams (‘cause you gotta pay for repeats...not good!)

Make sure to fin d your nearest and best pub an d go there with your class on on e of the first da ys of term - very im portant for grou p bonding!

- Christine Orford Rachael Ryan

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Graham Ó Maonaigh

Heather Thompson


Join a club and or society and go out often especially in the first few weeks. Meet new people and make new friends.

Niall Kelly

Go to everything that DIT organises for you, like class orientation - even if they are are a bit cringey - it’s the best thing though because you get to know everyone. Be realistic, there is work involved in college! Steven Pierce

Get involved in clubs and societies and take the time to see your classmates outside of college. Remember that it takes time to build friendships so be patient.

Gillian Middleton

Register with www.boards.ie. There’s a DIT message board there - a brilliant place for getting answers to anything DIT related.

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Study from the start - don’t leave all the studying until the week before the exams.

Siobhan Lam

Glenn Fitzpatrick


“Trinners and UCD heads will constantly slag you for ‘not going to a real college’....just tell them that it technically has university status....and to go buy some more vintage “Love, Live, Experience... scarves and Ugg boots.” Have no regrets.”

“Clubs and societies - get involved as much as possible. As I was told in secondary school and I’ve really learned is true, you get out what you put in. Throw yourself into the college experience - the freedom, the fun, the people, the craziness. You don’t get it anywhere else. You really don’t. Throw yourself into the college experience, you won’t regret it.” “Become friends with your tutor, it makes excuses for missing the odd tutorial far more plausible.”

“Be determined that when you leave college in a couple of (terribly short) years, you will have gotten the best out of it, and you won’t regret a thing - and don’t look back.”

“Dont go home when your exams finish, stay till June or else come back up in June and go to the Art Exhibitions (Make friends with Art people) Free wine and beer and you get to actually judge art.”

“Make friends with the mature students - they have the best notes.”


Why Join NEWS Soc?? “This year I achieved a lifelong goal by covering a World Cup final… but the path to South Africa for me started by reporting on DIT in the Sigerson Cup. The very first sports article I ever had published was in the old DIT Independent newspaper and it made me aware that, as much as I thought I knew from the journalism degree and even reading other people’s articles, there’s nothing quite like “Some of my favourite

writing something that’s going

memories from college

to be published. It forces you to

are of working on student

hone your craft. For employers too, it

publications - from

provides them with an immediate portfolio of work to pore

the newsroom banter

over”

to last-minute panic before deadline to the

Miguel Delaney, Sports Journalist, The Tribune

satisfaction of seeing your name in print and

“One of the first people I

other students enjoying

interviewed for what was then

the finished product. And

the DIT Independent was

there’s so much more to it

rugby pundit and broadcaster

than writing, it’s a great

George Hook, who was a

chance to get involved in

student at DIT before he went

all aspects of production

on to bigger and better things.

like lay-out, photography, editing or organising

Looking back, those interviews taught me a few things about

fashion shoots and going

life and journalism: 1) If you don’t ask, you don’t get 2) Never

to movie press screenings!

underestimate how useful the contacts you make in college

It gave me fantastic

will be and 3) Writing for the college paper can be a lot of fun.

experience that helped me to become the first editor

I used clippings from the DIT Indo to help get my first jobs

of the DIT News and go

in journalism but ultimately I wrote for the paper because I

on to start a career in the

enjoyed it. I’m still writing today for that same reason.

media”

Katie Teehan Sub Editor, The Sun

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Like most things in life, a college paper is what you make of it. Enjoy the process and see where it takes you.”

Mark Rodden Radio France Internationale


Ask the professionals who started out in DIT... “The single greatest way you can become a journalist is through practice. Write, write and write some more. I regret not getting more involved in the student newspaper when I was in college and know now that it would have been a big help. Newspaper editors don’t just want story ideas - they want good copy. And you won’t improve your copy unless you practice. So contribute and you’ll be ready to take up a job when you leave.” Colette Fitzpatrick Presenter, TV3

“DIT wasn’t a college, it was more like a family of crazed personalities on acid...it was home. Writing and editing the paper gave me an opportunity to engage with the student body, express opinion and think outside the box. It was never a task, more so a privilege. Everyone should write whether it be a blog or a feature on the inside of

“It is so important to

a red baloon! Get involved and be part

get involved with the

of something amazing... it only becomes

college newspaper! I

your news and your voice when you

was the photographer

takeownership of it. So like NIKE...just do

for the DIT newspaper

iy it!” Fergal D’Arcy Radio DJ, i102-104fm

and I got to blag my first photo passes for gigs because of it which was amazing! I made so many

“Writing for your college newspaper is

contacts who I still

astepping stone on your career path. It’s

work with,and it

an opportunity to gain valuable work

really taught me a

experience, develop your news sense,

lot about following

gather contacts, hone journalistic

deadlines and

skills and build self -confidence. It will

working long hours!”

show future employers that you are ambitious, dedicated and able.”

Lynsey Kiely RTE 2fm

Lili Forberg Photographer

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What a difference a year can make...

Steven Pierce talks to Newbie about his first year in DIT, winning fresher of the year award and going on to become director of the 2011 fashion show How did you get involved in the fashion society?

Can any first year put themselves forward for the role?

Because I came back to college for a second time around, I decided to give it my all. The first time I went to college I didn’t really get involved, I only joined one society so I wanted this time to be different. I just joined as an ordinary member and got talking to the people involved and they said they needed a treasurer so I decided to go for it. I like accounting and I knew it would be good experience. I then decided to join the PR team so I was on the committee from the get go.

It’s such a big role, the fashion show is a huge production. But the support you get is so good, you’re taught how to do it. I suppose someone would have to be organised and be comfortable with numbers and accounts.

What did your role as treasurer entail? It was a dual role because I kept the books for the fashion society as well as the show. So anything we needed throughout the year, I looked after the expenses and then after Christmas I had to budget for the show. The committee would come to me and tell me what they needed so I’d have to decide if we could afford it.

What were the best parts of being involved in the society? The best parts were meeting the different people. It was also really good to work as a team with the committee as it wasn’t something I had done before - we all got on so well. There were obviously disagreements here and there but that’s something you learn to deal with too, you learn to take different perspectives on board and decide on the best way forward. It was great planning the event and meeting with mentors. They’re people who help with the fashion show. We have a PR mentor and a fashion mentor. It’s great to get experience outside the classroom – you learn how things actually work in the real world.


Photo: Damien Eagers Clockwise from top: Steven at a photoshoot for the Irish Independent; winning fresher of the year at the BICs; models at 2009 fashion show.

Did you find your college work suffered? I was really focused because it was my second time coming to college and I really wanted to do well in my exams. But I did find things got very busy, especially coming towards the show. Because it was in March, you’re coming up to the end of the year and there’s so much going on. You won best fresher in Ireland, how did that come about? Well I had to make a portfolio with everything I had done throughout the year, including pictures and details about my roles in the different societies like BAM and SVP. Then I had to do an interview with a panel of judges and then I did a mini presentation to all the other nominees. We were up against Trinity, DCU, Maynooth and NUI Galway. So how did you become the director of this year’s show? The director from the previous year passes on the role to someone who is, first of all interested, but someone they feel would be able to do it, it’s informal. I suppose because I got so involved last year they saw that I loved it and would want to be director. It’s a lot of responsibility, it’s a big show to take on and I

had to think about it. I had to consider how I would balance my studies but it is such a great opportunity. Are you daunted at all? There’s loads to organise but I’m excited. I cant wait to sign up new members and get the committee formed, I’d say more excited than daunted. How can people get involved? We have a meeting after the sign up day and it’s really up to the people to put themselves forward if they want to be on the committee. So it could be members from last year but we start off with a blank slate so people can put themselves forward. Obviously if people were involved last year they might want to get more involved, so it’s a kind of progression. But having said that, I came in as treasurer so freshers can get on the committee so I’d say ‘bring them on!’ What plans have you got for 2011? We want to make it bigger and better! We want even more people involved – we got 350 members who signed up last year. We want more nights out and various fashion events.

SIGN UP FOR THE FASHION SHOW DURING THE CLUBS AND SOCS FESTIVAL


Old School Learning.... This year has seen a 12 per cent increase in place offers to mature students in DIT. From just over 300 in 2009, the mature student figures have risen to 430 college acceptances this year. Fionnuala Holohan explains all there is to know about Old School learning

There has been a DIT Mature Student Office in place for a few years now and the face of that office is Bob O’ Murchu, a mature graduate from DCU. The purpose of the office is to help mature and non-traditional students cope with returning to study, which can be daunting – academically, personally and financially. On 7 September 2010, the office hosted the second annual Mature Student Induction day, which aims to help students orient themselves and meet other students in the same campus and course. More than 300 mature students are registered to attend this year. When asked how his office was coping, Bob’s reply was a sober, but tellingly high-pitched, ‘Grand’! Bob also started the Mature Student Society, which was re-christened the DIT Old School Society (D.O.S.S.) last year. It’s not just about coffee mornings, bowling and bingo either. In June, 15 members of the society

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took a mini-bus to Achill for a weekend of horse-riding, kayaking, archery and bonding – especially with the locals! This year also sees the introduction of the Mature Student Ambassador scheme, an idea picked up from similar programs in other colleges and from the Access Programme in DIT. Volunteer mature students will act as ‘social mentors’ for new mature students entering college for the first time – to answer general questions and offer general advice on where to get more expert help. There are eight ambassadors this inaugural year, spread across the five main campuses. If it proves successful, there are plans to roll out for all students. And Bob’s top three tips for new mature students? Say hello to people, manage your time effectively and watch your budget. Not bad words to live your life by.


What is a mature student? A mature student is defined as a student over 23 on 1st of January on the year they start college, so there is a broad spectrum of matures out there. From young people coming back from travelling to mid-lifers looking to change careers or follow their dreams, everyone has their story to tell.

Twitter: www.twitter. com/ditsmatures

www. dit.ie/ mature/ support

Facebook: www.facebook. com/ dits.matures

Helen (48) Helen completed her pre-degree access course last year. This year she enters first-year as a full-time undergraduate in Spatial Planning in DIT and plans to pursue a Masters after she graduates. She found that matures can often feel they may not have what it takes to gain a degree, and the access course helped her gain that selfconfidence. “Relax, partake and enjoy as the time flies by” she advised, “embrace the experience.”

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Derek (27)

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Derek is going into third year Mechanical Engineering in DIT this year. For Derek, his motivation to return to education was to achieve a potential that he did not realise in school. “I thought I could have done better in school,” he said. “I’m making the effort now and I’m doing so much better than I ever did then, which is a great confidence boost.” His biggest challenge was getting back to education from being on social welfare, but that is now firmly behind him and he has sights on working abroad in Asia when he graduates.

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Meet YOUR SU REPRESENTATIVES... “Whatever the issue, whether big or small, if it concerns the students of DIT, we’re there to help them along”

“It is our responsibility to show students how change can affect them and how they can affect change”

Ciaran Nevin

“We’re the third biggest third level institution in the country, we should start acting like it”

“I want to consult students about what they want to see, it’s about trying to find out what they want instead of trying to guess”

Eric Fitzgerald

“If a student has a welfare or education issue, I’m the officer they should go to. From something as simple as an appeal form, all the way up to needing legal representation”

Clare Cullen

“My main challenges are to do with staff shortages affecting library opening hours and cutbacks affecting both my department and the whole of DIT”


things you might not know about the student union.. In 2004 there was a referendum where students agreed to accept a constitution. Now, if the student union wants to make any changes to the constitution, there must be another referendum. In other words, the union can’t deviate from what they’re supposed to be doing. The President is not the head of the Student Union, the governing council is. The President and both Vice Presidents are held accountable to them. Anyone can become members of the governing council.

The Governing Council are policy makers. If you feel strongly about something, whether it’s about the Civil Partnership Bill or nominating a charity for the year, you can ask the Student Union to support you.

Citywise is the chosen charity of the year, all money raised by DIT will go to them. They help young people get back into, and see the value of education Find out what the constitution says, each officer’s manifesto and much more on www.DITSU.ie It’s important you know what they’re up to!


Wanna be a class rep? Media Arts student Glenn Fitzpatrick tells Newbie about his experience as a class rep and how it can be the best way to meet new people For how long were you class rep? I’ve been Class Rep for two years, hopefully entering my third year now. Being a true believer in democracy, we’ll be holding a class vote to decide that matter! Why did you decide to go for the position? Going into a college where I knew nobody, I figured what better way to meet people than to stand for election. Everyone who wanted to stand for election was made stand up in front of the class and say a few words about themselves. I wouldn’t have minded if someone else was chosen because at the very least it was a good icebreaker but as it turned out, I was chosen!

your local DITSU office how many reps your class is entitled to. We have two due to our size. What does being class rep entail? That’s an open question really. It can entail as much or as little as you want it to. The main thing you’ll find yourself doing is spreading news around the class for things like cancelled lectures, nights out, house parties and making sure no one is left out. You’ll also be the one establishing contacts with nightclubs so you can get concessions for nights out.

How did you get elected? We all knew that a Class Rep had to be elected sooner rather than later so a few of us who had gotten to know each other went and got a few pamphlets from the DITSU office, brought them up to one of our classes where we were all together and held the elections on the spot. Make sure to double check with

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Then there’s the deep stuff. Try make it to the class rep meetings in order to find out what’s happening. There’ll be campaigns on that you’ll need to let your class know about such as protests against fees. It’ll be up to you motivate your class into attending these events. Lastly, there’ll be times throughout the year when something won’t be running smoothly


with a lecture and you’ll have to have the proverbial cojones to take the problem to the relevant authority and try find a resolution. What’s the best part about being class rep? I think it gave me a great footing to get to know everybody in the class. When things like class trips come off successfully, it’s a really nice feeling to know you’ve contributed to that. What was the most difficult part? I often get the impression that class reps are looked down upon by staff. Not to generalise, a lot of lecturers are very approachable and accommodating but the odd time you’ll feel futile in your efforts to sort something out. Programme commitees don’t seem to ever achieve anything, especially when they don’t happen due to people not showing up. Don’t let it get you down though. What sort of activities would you organise? See my article about the importance of a trip away with your class, that’d be the big one to aim for. Also, you’ll need to rely on the people

with apartments for Remember house parties. These to check with all night sessions are your student union crucial in helping your to see how reps your class gel. The first few class are entitled months should be all to! about you getting your class familiar with each other so try have something every so often. One in particular I enjoy is the Secret Santa at Christmas time. Don’t forget, if you’re stuck for a contact for a club, pop down to the DITSU office, they’ll point you in the right direction as well. What advice would you give to a first year considering becoming a class rep? Go for it, simple as. Last thing you want is a situation where your class has no representative. It’s up to ye to elect one so don’t be dwelling expecting someone else to. I would also advise any aspiring reps to establish a good relationship with your lecturers where possible. You’ll be surprised how much easier compromises can be reached when you can actually knock on their door and be greeted with a smile rather than hostility.

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Scoundrels in Scotland Deep fried mars bars, whiskey and kilts. What else can Edinburgh offer a bunch of media arts students? Glenn Fitzpatrick went to find out...

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First of all, I would like to welcome all newcomers to DIT. I am sure that you will feel integrated into what really is a fine institution and despite its’ flaws, is the best place to get your degree. Once the madness of Fresher’s week is over though, classes will reign supreme until Christmas and things may start to get a little hectic. It’s important to start the year with a few house parties and class nights out in order to break the proverbial ice. After that though, think big. Think about a trip. A trip that will not only give your class a great formation, but a trip that will be well needed come January. I was thankful to get away to Edinburgh for a short post-exam break with my beloved Media pals last January. Edinburgh is a beautiful city blessed with both history and entertainment. The banter was top notch and the whiskey was an experience to say the least. This break away was just what I needed after a hectic few months and it gave me the chance to take a back seat and put everything into perspective. Even if it’s staying up all night in a hostel room packed with 17 other people talking about how funny queefing is (and yes that did happen) nonstop for hours, putting ‘queef’ into every song we could think of, crying with laughter and having it physically hurting is an experience to top any sort of drug. If you have the chance to take a break and take a back seat for a few days then go for it. Go to Scotland, drunkenly bellow out their national anthem and experience a deep-fried mars bar, if that’s tickles your fancy. If that’s not enough for you, take a walk on Princes Street and venture to the

park. Some of us even decided to race up the hill towards the castle. Then there’s the Royal Mile which is a great place to go exploring. A few of us found a tiny little bar down an alleyway called the Jolly Judge which boasts a fine pint of lager. The student life over there is top notch and you won’t be short on clubs that are all too keen on getting you hammered with some great drink offers. Personally I enjoyed The Cabaret Voltaire’s drum n’ bass dubstep Tuesday night session. But you’ll be spoilt for choice so if that’s not your cupán tae then don’t worry. A break away may seem frivilous but this trip demonstrated to me exactly how important it can be to give you time off college stuff. Once you have returned, a new light is shed on everything and many of the things that bothered you don’t anymore. Before I went away I was ranting and raving about everything from Blasphemy Laws to Bananarama and while I am certain at some stage I will be forced into a debate about the former once more, it is nice to feel refreshed and ready to take on the year ahead.

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Louvain-la-Neuve... Where? Luc O’Cinnseala

Photo: Forence -Clepsydre

Imagine the promised Grangegorman campus, throw it about thirty kilometers into the countryside and you’ve got the jewel of Belgium’s student crown. Louvainla-Neuve (LLN) is quite literally a student haven in the middle of nowhere and will remain great as long that stays like that. Just as drinking straight vodka or kissing four people in one night becomes unacceptable once you hit 18, you can only really live in this place while still in your carefree college years. The whole town was built in the 1960s following a bitter split from a larger university of Leuven. The product is a planned town where lecture halls sit alongside shops and pubs and public order is optional. Students are insanely proud of their

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university and seeing students wearing Harry Potter-esque caps and capes, symbolising their “Kots” (essentially fraternities), is all too common. Even more common is the sight of crate after crate of beer being carried, capped and consumed . The cheapest crate of 24 will set you back €3.50 while a decent brand will cost you a whopping €9. Bacardi Breezer and Smirnoff Ice are a no-go but fear not if beer isn’t your thing. Kriek is a beer based drink flavoured with bitter cherries and is something you will search high and low for when you’ve left Belgium. Following on from the traditional predrinking, you will most likely end up in a “Cercle”, an underground party where you will don your scummiest jeans, hoodie and runners and pay 90c for cups of beer. You will relish the darkness after you begin to wonder what that liquid on the floor is. Suffice to say, it can be presumed that the main ingredients are beer and bodily fluids. A week, um, “studying” really tires the Belgians out and do not underestimate me when I say the town empties at the weekends. All that remain are masses of foreigners (that means you) who are left wandering around wondering why even

Subway is closed on a Sunday. With international trains costing you the best part of your Erasmus grant and whatever money you’ve milked from your parents, Eurolines buses are your cheapest and next quickest options to visit the nearest major cities of Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne. Belgium itself boasts some of Europe’s most beautiful cities such as Bruges, Antwerp and of course Brussels. Charleroi, with an impressively high unemployment rate, should be avoided like the plague unless industrial towns in decline, petty crime and burnt out trams float your boat (or in this case, dilapidated barge). Brussels is exactly what you make of it; if you spend your day looking for equivalents of the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe, you will be disappointed. This is its own city with a very distinct identity and hopping from cafe to bar to one of the hundreds of chocolate shops will make you realise this rapidly. The Belgian rail network is vast, cheap and frequent. With the right passes you will get a €1.40 return to Brussels or a €10 return to anywhere in the country from Louvain. Although not a major city, Louvain-laNeuve is a lot of fun, filled with great people, great parties and for me, great memories.

Clockwise: Luc meeting Calvin Harris in Liege; Tasting beer at a mini brewery; At an infamous cercle.

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Student Burshi Wojnar went on a mission to find Dublin’s cheapest eats. He roamed both north and southside to ensure everyone’s needs are catered for from vegans to carnivores, there is something for everyone!

KARMA

Zaika

Fresh Deli

Karma, just around the croner from from DIT Aungier St. is revamped and student friendly. A new lunchtime menu is available with prices ranging from €3 to €6.95. From€3 chicken nugget and fries to a generous 4oz bacon cheeze burger with fries and side salad for €6.50 there is a decent selection of food. It’s good food with good portions in a comfortable, close by location.

Stephen Street If you are in the mood for a good ole chipper and you have a fiver spare in your pocket then this is the place for you. Across from Break for the Boarder, €5 will get you a ¼ pounder or a chicken burger or 4 grilled chicken wings with fries and a can of soft drink. You can also get curry with rice or naan and soft drink, a rice dish and can and a doner kebab and can. Not a bad chipper and it will definately fill the void.

Camden Street This place is the ultimate in bang for your buck. €4.99 for any roll,wrap or sandwich, any pack of Hunky Dory’s and 500ml volvic water or coke. It is exactly what is says on the tine. I am writing this while eating a hot chicken fillet and bacon with sun dried omatoes, red onion and swiss cheese. That’s a big roll. A recession buster!

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Camden Street As the week winds down and you have done all your budgeting you’re likely to have a few euros to spare for the all you can eat Thursday and Friday 12 – 3pm for €9. If not, you can still pick up a very nice deal. For €6.50 you can get a two course meal at any time. The starter has either a soup, chicken wings or wanton and the mains range from sweet and sour pork to Thai green curry. Not a bad feed for the price.

City Wide Long queues at peek time but great value at a extremely cheap price. €1.99 for a hot chicken fillet baguette with any two salads and any sauces. Or maybe you’re the breakfast roll type. Well 2 sausages, 1 rasher and 2 puddings with sauce for €1.99 is hard to beat. If you’re into you muffins and tea or coffee you will pay no more that €2.20. For the early birds if it is too early for a big roll between 7 – 11am €2.50 will get you a bacon or sausage sambo or a ham and cheese sambo with a tea or coffee. Champion!

Camden Street If you’re feeling devilish and want a pizza, look no further. They have a huge range of toppings for even the most diverse taste. Only students can pick up a 7.5 inch pizza and a drink for €6.50. If that is stretching your pockets but you still have a hankering for pizza, for €4.50 you can get a snack size pizza with one topping - perfect for the girls. They also cater for our special gluten free friends for an added €1.50 for the base.

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Yamamori George’s Street & Ormond Quay Yamamori is seriously tasty. It comes at the special of €9.95 for the lunch bento box. This is a great box of different treats each one just as tasty as the last and will leave not over full but with that content feeling of a good lunch. Definitely worth checking out if you have a few sheckles to spare.

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Wagamama

Temple Bar For €9.80 you go out and pick your self up a nice two course meal with tea or coffee afterwards. You have a choce between four starters, followed by either pizza or pasta. For the romantics out there you can get away with a very cheap lunch date here or maybe just a nice meal together.

King Street This is for the students with bigger pockets but my God is it good. You get what you pay for €9.95 will get you any main course and a complimentary drink ( Tiger beer, fruit juice, peach ice tea, wine). Anybody who has gone will know the ramen portions are huge and the food is delicious. Those who go there for the first time will be back. Home to a few of the Leinster rugby team so you never know who you might see.

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La Med Temple Bar If you ever wanted a cold brewsky with your lunch, La Med serve up a nice little lunch menu with pizza and beer or a fish and chips with beer for €10. A great option for a sneaky midday tipple.

Juice

Madigans

George’s Street This place is for the vegans and vegetarians of our college and is the only vegan and vegetarian sit down resturant in Dublin. The menu is extremely inexpensive for our herbivore friends. The menu ranges from €3.95 for one meal upto costing €9.95. There is also a great menu for people allergic to nuts. This place has everything for our food concious friends.

O’Connell Street If you want to go old school and have a nice hearty soup and sambo Madigans will sort you out for €5. The only thing is, this is a take away menu only so once you get your food you gotta get your ass outta there. They also have a scone and tea/coffe for 3€ which is cheaper than the Spar down the road if you want to pinch pennies.

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Seven Stars Buffet and Karaoke Capel Street If you are into your buffets and great value you have hit the jackpot here. With over 25 dishes to choose from, including sushi, you can’t go wrong. You are going to get a good buffet meal with huge portions for prices between €7.90 and €8.90. So splash out a bit after all that saving and get your fill in this recession busting restaurant

Elixir

Pitta Pan Chipper

Capel Street This may another Italian offering a two course meal with tea or coffee afterwards but this place has personality with a nice meal. The owner, if you have the chance to meet him, is extremely friendly. They have soup, garlic bread and mozzerella cheese, bruschetta and tuna or a salad for a starter and then a good selection of pizza and pasta with nice portions. Defo worth a look if you haven’t tried it yet.

Bolton Street A grand chipper with a whopper selection of deals. To start, we have a €2.99 chicken tikka cheese/ chicken fillet and two salads plus a drink. The drinks on offer include Coke, Sprite, Fanta, water, milk or tea/ coffee. Other delights include a breakfast roll with two sausages, rashers and puddings with sauce and drink, a chicken tortilla and drink, or a nine inch pizza for €5. And if you are just looking for a light snack, a muffin and tea/coffee for €1.50. This can’t be beaten.

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Spar City Wide Another good deal from our mates under the tree. A cent less than four euro will get you a chicken fillet roll with two salads and a bottle of water or a can of coke. This isn’t the cheapest roll deal but it is a lot closer for the northside colleges than Temple Bar. So it’s still not a bad deal.

If you found good authentic chinese food in large portions for cheap prices then you have found Lee Charming. They have a lunch menu with two courses for €7.99 and if you are desperate for a soft drink to wash all that down you can add one for €1. Charming resturant with charming noodles.

Londis Londis have really stepped up in what I call the “Sandwich Wars” in Dublin. Now they are offering a cold chicken roll with two salads, can of Coke or bottle of water and Tayto or fruit for €4. This is a very competative deals especially giving the customer the healthier option of the fruit is an especially nice touch. Also they offer half a rool with one meat and two salads with Tayto and Capri Sun for €2.50. These are the cheapest complete meal offers you can find in Dublin. Well done Londis.

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THE SOCS TEAM Contact the Societies Office: Anita Conway Head of DIT Societies Service 01 402 7123

James Costello DIT Southside Societies Development Officer 01 402 3172

facebook.com /ditsocietiesoffice

Teri O’Boyle DIT Northside Societies Development Officer 01 402 4142

Email: socsoffice@gmail.com Society 1

Airsoft Society

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Art & Design Society

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Art And Film Society

DIT

Email

Kevin St

ditairsoft@hotmail.co.uk

Mountjoy Sq Mountjoy Sq Rathmines

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Arts Appreciation

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Astronomy Society

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Asa

Bolton St

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BAM Society

Aungier St

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Banter Soc

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Believers Loveworld

10

Break Dance Society

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CAFA

12

Christian Union

13

Citywise Society

14

Civil Engineering Society

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Comic Book Society

Kevin St

Bolton St Bolton St Overall Society Cathal Brugha St Overall Society Bolton St Bolton St Mountjoy Square Aungier St

socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com asaboltonstgmail.com bam.soc@gmail.com bantersoc@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com ditbreakdancesoc@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com sarah@ditcu.ie socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com

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Comedy Society

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Computing Society

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Construction Management Society

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Cricus And Juggling Society

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CSSA

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Cumann Gaelach

Aungier St

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Dance Society

ditdancesoc@gmail.com

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Debating Society

Aungier St Overall Society

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Design Society

Mountjoy Sq

socsoffice@gmail.com

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DJ Society

Overall Society

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Drama Northside

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Drama Overall Drama Southside

Kevin St Bolton St Overall Society Kevin St

Bolton St Overall Society Aungier St

comedydit@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com

ditjugglingandcircus@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com anita.conway@dit.ie ditdjsoc@gmail.com ditdrama@gmail.com ditdrama@gmail.com ditdrama@gmail.com


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Engineering Soc

DIT

Email

Bolton St

engsoc0910@gmail.com,

Bolton St

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Environment Soc

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Environmental Health

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European Students Network Society

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Events Society

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Fashion Society

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Film Society

Aungier St

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Game Soc

Overall Society

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Games Society Portland Row

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Geomatics Society

Bolton St

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Gig Soc

Aungier St

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Graphic Design Soc

Bolton St

Bolton St

Cathal Brugha St Overall Society Cathal Brugha St Overall Society

Portland Row

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Guitar Soc

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International Students

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Islamic Society

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Journo Society

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Juggers Society

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Labour youth

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Law Society

Aungier St

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Leisure Management Society

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Life Drawing Society

Mountjoy Square

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LGBT Society

Overall Society

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Media Society

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Mental Planners society

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MS Tech Society

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Music Ensemble Society

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NetSoc

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News Society

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Human Nutrition Society

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Oghra Sinn Fein Society

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Old Skool Society( Mature Student)

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Optics

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Paintball BST

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Physics Society

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Poker Society

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PR Society

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Roaring Water

Overall Society Kevin St Aungier St Cathal Brugha St Chairperson Cathal Brugha St

Aungier St Bolton St Kevin St Rathmines Kevin St Overall Society Kevin St Overall Society Overall Society Kevin St Bolton St Kevin St Bolton St Aungier St Sherkin Island Cork

socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com ditesn@gmail.com diteventsoc@gmail.com ditfashionshow@gmail.com ditfilmsoc@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com gigsocdit@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com ditguitarsoc@yahoo.ie socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com ditjournosoc@gmail.com juggerdit@gmail.com dit.labouryouth@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com

leisuremanagement.dit@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com lgbtdit@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com musicensemblessociety@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com newssoced@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com ditmaturesoc@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com pokersocbst@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com socsoffice@gmail.com

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Sequential Arts Society

Mountjoy Sq

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Sign Society

ditsignsociety@hotmail.com,

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SOC Soc

Mountjoy Sq Mountjoy Sq

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Soul Patrol

Cathal Brugha St

socsoffice@gmail.com

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SVP

Aungier St

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Young Fine Gael

Overall Society

socsoffice@gmail.com socsoc@campus.ie svpdit@gmail.com yfgdit@gmail.com

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DITESN Soc is replacing what was previously known as Intercambio Soc. This society brings Erasmus and Irish students together to meet and practice languages. “Anyone can join up. It would be useful for Irish students looking to improve their language skills. It’s also a lot of fun, Erasmus students are SVP Soc is the official Saint Vincent de Paul society in DIT and are part of the overall charity. Having reformed this year, they are planning to recruit as many volunteers as possible. “We’re aiming to recruit 30 consistent and maybe one or two hundred inconsistent volunteers who come in whenever they are free. There is no obligation to volunteer, its great fun and you meet a lot of different people” said Ross O’Neill, Vice President of

basically here for a year of fun so they’re good to hang out with” society member Rory Dinnegan explains. Kyle Cahill who was also a member last year is planning some great events for the year ahead. “This year we’re going to have the same trips but add in some more too. We’re hoping to organise a trip to Bundoran and maybe an overseas trip. We want to aim to have more parties rather than just meetings so hopefully there’ll be a lot more mix between the Irish and Erasmus students”. Email them at ditesn@gmail.com or look out for the facebook page.

Communications and Services for SVP. Plans for this year include doing soup runs for the homeless on a weekly basis, doing an afterschool club for disadvantaged kids, organising the annual Christmas appeal, working with other SVP conferences and much more. Another great thing about SVP soc is it is 100% FREE to sign up. You can find them on facebook, under SVPSoc DIT and their own official website coming soon.

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Labour Youth are an active political society in DIT who, among other things, ensure that DITSU are always kept on their toes. Last year the society had three members on governing council, making sure that the needs of students are met. Last year’s co-chairperson Glenn Fitzpatrick explains anyone can, and should join. “We’re all socialists at heart. That doesn’t mean we’re all looney communists however. We just believe that there’s a fairer way of doing things, that wealth should be distributed a little more fairly and that the sick, the needy and the poor should be taken care of first.” The society organises talks with politicians, focusing on issues that affect students like the banning of headshops and cutbacks in education. Some of last year members can be seen in the photo opposite with Eamon Gilmore TD. If you want to join you can email dit.labouryouth@gmail. com. Look out for them on Clubs and Socs sign up day too! BAM is one of DIT’s biggest societies and is all about business and marketing. The society was set up to encourage integration between all students studying Business and Marketing. But with over 1,600 friends on facebook it’s clear that everyone loves it. Last year’s chairperson, Craig Reynolds says that they are planning big things for the year ahead, “we hope to get a lot organised for the year with a focus on getting freshers involved in the society and DIT life. Keep your eyes open, there should be a lot of events being advertised over the next while and there is also a trip in the works”. Check out the society on facebook page at www.facebook.com/bam.soc or email bam.soc@gmail.com

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Break Dance society has received a great deal of attention both in and outside of DIT over the last number of years including several appearances on the front page of the Irish Times! This year Chairperson Lukasz Luniewsky says the society aim to further increase society membership. Workshops will take place in Rathmines, Kevin Street and in Bolton Street from Monday-Wednesday to open the society up to anyone who wants to take part. In December the society hopes to run a trip to Poland to the Euro Battle Polish Qualifiers. The Skills Masters is one of the

highlights of the societys calendar and will be held in the new community centre in Rathmines and the ever successful marriage between Fashion Soc and Breakdance looks set to continue with the society making their much anticipated performance at the DIT Fashion Show. So whether you already have the moves or just want to give it a try there is a place for members at all levels in the Break Dance society. If you want more info email ditbreakdancesoc@gmail.com

Sign Soc was set up in 2007 by a group of students in Mountjoy square. Going from strength to strength they won ‘Best Mountjoy Square Society’ this year. The society was formed out of an interest to learn sign language with the aim to work with the deaf community. They currently run weekly sign language courses, at beginner and intermediate level, raise awareness and set up volunteer with agencies working with the deaf community. The society plans to keep up the hard work and organise even more events in the coming year. Chairperson Thomas Geoghan says that he best thing about their society is that it gives people a chance to learn sign language in a fun and relaxed environment. Like a lot of societies, it is only â‚Ź2 to join, a bargain! You can contact Thomas directly on the email ditsignsociety@gmail.com

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DJ Soc was founded in 2001 by Will Kinsella and has grown to be one of DIT’s biggest societies. Interested in DJing but never got the chance to try? Have some of the basics but never had the expensive equipment to practice with? They have all the best equipment to practice with and will provide you with all the guidance you need. If you’re an experienced DJ, the society gives you chance to join a strong, helpful community and gain a public platform to showcase your talent. All members will be given a chance to

advance their skills on the decks.Lessons will provide teaching, guidance and practice. They also plan to provide guest lecturers and tutorials on many aspects of DJing, from equipment to production. The society has a big year planned. They will have student nights, pub nights, involvement with Dublin’s best electronic club nights, guest Djs, the annual Spinoff DJ competition and a European trip. Guys and girls, make sure to sign up during societies week. Keep an eye out for event and club night posters with our logo and and GET INVOLVED! They will provide weekly lessons in Auinger St in the Black Box theatre, on a Monday at 5pm, along with additional lessons for more advanced members on a Tuesday at 5pm in the sports Hall opposite Bolton Street. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ditdjsoc Website: www.djsoc.socs.dit.ie Email: ditdjsoc@dit.com

Comedy Soc will once again bring laughter and joy to the students of DIT. Once one of the most popular societies in DIT the society was noticeably absent last year. But now with the help of aspiring stand-up comedian and DIT student Ryan Mc Geough the society has risen from the ashes once again. With names like Neil Delamare and PJ Gallagher among those who have headline at the comedy socs gigs the society has big shoes to fill but are off to a positive start having negotiated a 2 for 1 offer which is exclusive to DIT Students. Every member who signs up will receive a free barrel of laughs for their troubles. Email comedydit@gmail.com for details

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Drama Soc will be back with vengeance this year and looking to recruit a vast amount of talented new members to restore the society to its former glory. Amongst their plans will be the now annual trip to Connemara which includes a weekend of amateur dramatics of the best kind. Semester 1 is action packed with theatre trips, workshops and the one act festival and full length productions to keep the members and the committee busy. Semester 2 is when the competition really gets going with each group rehearsing for DIT Annual Drama Festival

to see who will represent DIT at ISDA (Irish Student Drama Awards). The competition doesn’t stop these as the Drama Society are sure to have their eye on the prize at the DIT Society Awards for the Best Overall Society! Only time will tell if they will achieve this goal. Current President Ian Fox says “the best thing about drama soc is the feeling of pride and achievement you get from being part of a production and making so many friends along the way.” If you think you have what it takes email ditdrama@gmail.com.

Film Soc was set up last year for all the film lovers in DIT. In their first year they produced three short films spanning the genres, from their short sci-fi movie ‘Appleganger’, to the surreal comedy ‘A Light Called Larry’ and the gritty drama ‘Return to Sender’. They also held regular film screenings and hosted a wrap party in Féile. This year will be much the same, so if you’re interested in film production or if you just like watching movies, get involved! Talk to the president of the society, Rachel at ditfilmsoc@ gmail.com

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Make a Difference, Volunteer! Volunteering is the commitment of time and energy, for the benefit of society, local communities, and individuals outside the immediate family, the environment or other causes. DIT as one of Irelands leading third level education providers is committed to supporting, facilitating and encouraging students to volunteer in a structured environment. Graduate recruiters are increasingly looking for more out of their applicants than just a degree. Not only do they want to see a wider range of experience, but they also want to see evidence of how you gained it. Volunteering is an ideal way to gain desirable skills and to gather evidence along the way. We have seen first hand the enormous amount of volunteering work done by the students of DIT, to enrich college life or for the benefit of the local communities. Volunteering is an ideal way to • increase your employability • gain desirable skills and to gather evidence along the way • work as part of a team • further develop communication and leadership skills • meet new people So what are you waiting for? Volunteer!

Areas you can volunteer in: If you want to get involved cotact Teri O’Boyle, Volunteering and Communications Officer on 4024142/085 7089700

Animal Welfare / Environment/ Arts, Culture and Media / Children and Young people / DIT based / International / Minority Groups / Elderly People / People with Special Needs / Social Justice

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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES: Society

Activity

Art & Design Society Workshops

Venue

Day

Time

Contact Email

Mountjoy

Wednesday

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Believer Loveworld

Meeting/ Guests Speaker

Bolton

Wednesday

4pm to 6pm

socsoffice@gmail.com

Breakdance Society

2 Class

Mt. Carmel School Opposite Bolton St

Monday

6.30pm to 8pm

ditbreakdancesoc @gmail.com

Breakdance Society

1 Class

Kevin St Sports Hall

Wednesday

6.30pm to 8pm

ditbreakdancesoc @gmail.com

Circus & Juggling Society

1 Class

Mt. Carmel School Opposite Bolton St

Tuesday

6pm to 8pm

ditjugglingandcircus @gmail.com

Cumman Galeach

Meetings and Guest Speakers

Various

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Christain Union

sarah@ditcu.ie

Dance Society Dance Society

Meetings and Guest Speakers 2 Classes 2 Classes

Dance Society

1 Class

Dj Soc

Classes

Dj Soc

Various

Thursday

TBC

Larkin College Larkin College Swan Leisure Cntr Rathmines

Monday Monday

6.30pm to 8pm ditdancesoc@gmail.com 6.30pm to 8pm

Thursday

6pm to 7pm

Black Box

Monday

5pm to 9pm

Classes

Mt. Carmel School Opposite Bolton St

Tuesday

6pm to 8pm

ditdjsoc@gmail.com

Drama Society Northside

Workshops and Rehearsals

Mt. Carmel School Opposite Bolton St

Thursday

6pm to 8pm

ditdrama@gmail.com

Drama Society Southside

Workshops and Rehearsals Screening & Discussion

Aungier St - Black Box

Tuesday

6pm to 8pm

ditdrama@gmail.com

Aungier St

Varies

TBC

ditfilmsoc@gmail.com

Varies

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Film Society

ditdancesoc@gmail.com ditdjsoc@gmail.com

Games Societies

Workshops and Competition

Games Socs Portland Row

Workshops and Competition

Portland Row

Varies

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Gig Society

Workshops

Aungier St - Black Box

Wednesday

6pm to 9pm

gigsocdit@gmail.com

Guitar Society

Classes

Bolton/ Aungier

TBC

ditguitarsoc@yahoo.ie

Fashion Society

Rehearsals

Aungier St

Wednesday

6pm to 9pm

ditfashionshow @gmail.com

Circus & Juggling Society

1 Class

Mt. Carmel School Opposite Bolton St

Wednesday

6pm to 9pm

socsoffice@gmail.com

LGBT Society Life Drawing Society

Meetings Life drawing classes

Various

Varies

TBC

lgbtdit@gmail.com

Portland Raow

Monday

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Music Emsemble Society

Rehearsals and performance

Kevin St

Monday To Wednesday

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Poker Soc

Poker Tournaments 2 sign language classes

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Sign Soc

Bolton Mountjoy

Monday

TBC

ditsignsociety @hotmail.com

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Soul Patrol

Rehearsals

Cathal Brugha

Thursday

TBC

socsoffice@gmail.com

Svp Society

Soup Runs and Age Action

Various

Varies

TBC

svpdit@gmail.com


Beads of change

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heck out Fab from Grassroots Uganda. This hand-crafted jewellery comes all the way from Uganda in Eastern Africa. Fab has that colourful craze that will match every outfit in your wardrobe. From earth seeds to magazine papers, these talented Ugandan women know how to use their resources. Who? This jewellery is made by women’s groups in Uganda. Some of these women are HIV+ and others come from the War Torn Northern Region of Uganda. What? Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings. How? The majority of the beads found on Fab jewellery are made from paper. The paper which is cut up from old magazines and newspapers is soaked, pressed and twisted to make individual creations for each and every item of jewellery. Other beads

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and stone are sourced in Kenya or found in the earth. Why? Nakateete Village has been suffering terribly from drought for 4 months each year. This drought means that children must walk for two hours daily to fetch muddy water from a spring. 100 per cent of the proceeds raised from the sale of this jewellery will contribute to a water project in this village. Water is life, and these people know this too well. When & Where? Find us at the fashion soc stall during sign up week. The ultimate question is, are you brave enough to wear it?


DIT CLUBS - GET INVOLVED! From over 40 different activities to choose from – check out

www.ditsports.ie. Getting involved is easy! Whether the activity is indoor or outdoor, team based or individual, competitive or fun, there is something for you at DIT. It is never to late to join a club - they depend on YOU – without new students joining club numbers dwindle and Clubs become defunt so they need you.

HOW TO JOIN Ring or email the Club Contact Turn up at the training session listed Take part in the DIT Activity Challenge (4th – 7th Oct) Join during Clubs and Socs Festival (27th – 30th Sept) Contact Sports Office T: 01 402 3042 E: ditsports@dit.ie

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up and coming events CLUBS & SOCS FESTIVAL – 27th - 30th SEPTEMBER Monday 27th – Aungier St 11:00 – 15:00 Tuesday 28th – Kevin St 11:00 – 15:00 Wednesday 29th – Cathal Brugha St & Mountjoy Sq 11:00 – 15:00 Thursday 30th – Bolton St 11:00 – 15:00

DIT ACTIVITY CHALLENGE - 4th - 7th OCTOBER Monday 4th - Thursday 7th of October Try 5 or more Clubs or Society activities within the week Claim a tshirt from DIT Sports Office and DIT Socieites Office. All Clubs & Socs training sessions will be geared towards beginners and fun for you to sample. Simply pick up an Activity Challenge Card at any of our training venues. When you try the different activities, the Clubs and Socs will apply a sticker to confirm that you attended their training session. Once you get 5 stickers just produce the card to our sports offices/societies offices or to a sports/societies officer.

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Just a Sample of the 40 Clubs... All equipment is supplied and senior members assist an official IAAA coach to train beginners on a Monday night. Tuesday night session is offered to senior members. There is no grading (all are equal), which means you can join in at any time of the year – there is a level to suit everyone.

Boxing is an ideal sport for building fitness and stamina catering for ALL abilities beginners right through to experienced. The Classes include warm up, focused skill sessions and conditioning sessions. For those who wish to eventually progress to competing we offer sparring and Intervarsity competition.

DIT MC provides the opportunities and resources for any student to try out climbing and mountaineering at the lowest possible cost. We meet every Monday and Tuesday night at the Climbing Wall in Larkin College Sports Centre off Cathal Brugha St and climb from 7pm till 9pm. In the first week in October we’ll meet anyone who wants to attend our Climbing Taster Sessions for the DIT Activity Challenge at the Wall and show you the ropes. October Bank Holiday we have an outdoor Freshers’ trip where you can try out climbing on real rock in our safe hands.

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Badminton is a fast fun and exciting sport. Our club is definitely a club you will want to join. We play socially and competitively once a week in Larkin College Sports hall from 6pm – 9pm. If you are a beginner, we will provide you with a racket and shuttles and there will always be our qualified coach Jackie Killoch to explain the rules of the game. If you are an experienced player, you will find players of a similar standard. Team competitions take place throughout the college year but members are more than welcome to play socially too.

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The Canoe Club trains in Kevin St Swimming Pool on Monday from 6pm – 7.30 and again on Wednesdays from 5.30pm – 7pm under a fully qualified instructor. This club boasts a fantastic social side with fun river trips and weekends away. There are many disciplines under kayaking – freestyle, whitewater, racing to name but a few, something for everyone. So come on we need you to help us get Club of the Year! With over 500 members last year there is regular internal domestic races in Pudding Hill, Kart City and many other tracks at reduced and subsidized rates. While even sorting out your transport to and from the track venue! We are a very social club which pushes for members to meet others from across the various sites within DIT and learn about karting in Ireland. We compete in the CUSAI Intervarsity League and had no fewer than 3 teams in every round. We were the overall Club of the Year in the DIT Sports Awards last April and two of our members were awarded Scholar of the Year and an All Star Award to recognize their contribution to their sport and our Karting Club.


Caving is a fun and social sport for all those who like to explore underground, regular weekend trips are organized to check out the various caverns, passageways and potholes around Ireland. All trips are led by fully qualified leaders who are trained first aiders. The DIT Pool and Snooker Club meet every Tuesday in DIT Aungier St and in various venues around Dublin. The club allows students to play snooker and pool competitively in CUSAI league as well as at interuniversity competitions. At a more amateur level students are free to enjoy the social atmosphere of the club and improve their cue skills through the coaching which we provide. Finally, DIT Pool and Snooker Club is a fun-loving club, with a fantastic balance between playing cue sports competitively and socialising with other students.

DIT Hockey Club caters for all standards from absolute beginners to top class hockey players. We compete in ICHA (Mixed league and cup), CUSAI (league) and hopefully one day in the Intervarsities! We are running a ladies social recreation league in Rathmines in November – check our website for dates and times of competition, also for details of training sessions for both beginners and for experienced – we guarantee when you get involved with us there will be no looking back.

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Girls Camogie Team on Recruitment Drive The DIT Camogie team made history by winning the Purcell Cup last March in Cork. The team is made up of girls from all the main DIT Campuses, Bolton St, Text Aungier St, Kevin St, or call Paula on Cathal Brugha and Mountjoy Square. 086 First year Leisure 159 1605 Management student Sarah Walsh said “Coming

up to DIT for the first time not knowing many people as a fresher can be daunting, but by the second training session I had made a load of new friends and the social side of the team was great”. The team was captained by Dublin’s Joeleene Hoary last year while Meath’s Jane Dolan from Blackhall Gaels won a Purcell All-Star for her performance in the final. The Camogie club are looking for new recruits at all levels for this year. So if you’re interested - give it a go.

FRESHER A, B or C - Take Your Pick!

DIT Fresher A Footballers lifted the All-Ireland last April after they defeated a strong Cork IT side in Templemore in Tipperary.

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The DIT Gaelic Football Club field three Fresher teams in the third level leagues. The Club cater for those who just want to play some recreational football to those who are looking at breaking onto their U21 intercounty side. In order to be eligible to play fresher for DIT, you must be U21 before 1 September 2010 and not have played or been a fresher at another college before this. The Fresher teams train on Monday nights and play their matches during the week. To kick off the year everyone was invited to play in a DIT Fresher 7’s tournament on Wednesday, 22 September at the college grounds in Grangegorman. But don’t worry if you didn’t make it - just contact Darragh for info on joining the Fresher A, B or C team on 087-2245508


Up and Coming Club Social Events From the DIT dog night to the GAA Ball, to the County Colours Night, there is no better nights out in college. On Thursday, 30 September (two days after the Fresher Ball) Coppers will host night the DIT County Colours night - so wear your county jersey with pride! On Tuesday, 9 November the DIT dog night will be held, probably the best value and craic for the entire year. For €10 you get your ticket into Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium, a race programme, sausage and chips, a coach transfer from the track to Coppers, and admission into the night club - you can’t say fairer than that.

Ten DIT Hurlers Play in the Leinster U21 Final

DIT had unprecedented representation in this years Leinster U21 Hurling final between Dublin and Wexford. A total of six Dublin players and four Wexford players all go to DIT. In the end of a closely fought contest, Dublin emerged victorious, but went down to a solid Galway outfit in the Semi Final. The DIT Hurling Club are looking at fielding two Fresher Hurling teams this season. We are looking for all levels of players. If you are interested text your name and club to Darragh on 087-2245508. Anyone interested should also come along to the club’s first session on Thursday 23 September at 4pm on Grangegorman.

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DIT Clubs information and Timetable 2010-2011 Club

Archery Athletics Badminton Basketball (Ladies) (Mens) (Mens) (Mens) (Ladies) (Mens) Boxing Camogie Canoe Caving Cricket Cycling Equestrian Fit2Go Classes GAA (Mens) GAA (Ladies) Golf Handball Hockey Hurling Judo Karate Shotokan Karate WadoRyu Karting Krav Maga Martial Arts Mountaineering Pool & Snooker Rowing Rugby Sailing Ski Soccer - Mens Soccer - Ladies Sub Aqua Surf Swimming Table Tennis Tae Kwon Do Ultimate Frisbee Waterpolo

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Monday Tuesday

18:00 – 21:00 Larkin College Sports Hall 19:00 – 20:30 Belvedere Sports Hall 20.30 – 21:30 Wednesday 18:00 – 19:30 19:30 – 21:30 Thursday 18:00 – 19:30 19:30 – 21:30 Monday 20:00 – 21:30 Kevin St Sports Hall Thursday 19:00 – 21:00 Larkin College Sports Hall Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Monday 18:00 -19:30 Kevin St Pool Wednesday 17:30 – 19:00 Kevin St Pool Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Tuesday 18:00 – 19:00 Larkin College Sports Hall Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Tuesday 19:00 – 20:30 Kevin St Sports Hall Thursday 20:30 – 21:45 Kevin St Sports Hall Monday 18:30 – 20:00 Kevin St Sports Hall Thursday 17:00 – 18:15 Kevin St Sports Hall Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Tuesday

19:00 – 20:30

Larkin College Sports Hall

Monday 19:00 – 21:00 Larkin College Wall Tuesday 19:00 – 21:00 Larkin College Wall Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Grangegorman Grounds Monday 18:00 – 21:00 Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Monday 18:00 – 21:30 Larkin College Pitch Tuesday 18:00 – 19:00 Larkin College Pitch Wednesday 20:00 – 21:30 Kevin St Pool Friday 19:00 – 21:30 Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Visit www.ditsports.ie for further information Tuesday 20:30 – 21:45 Kevin St Sports Hall Thursday 19:00 – 20:30 Tuesday 17:30 – 20:00 Larkin College Facilities Monday 19:30 – 21:00 Kevin St Pool

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Clubs will resume training in all factilities from Monday 27th September 2010.

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Sinéad McNulty, DIT Head of Sport, E sinead.mcnulty@dit.ie

Darragh Biddlecombe, DIT GAA Development Officer T: 01 402 4010 M 087 224 5508 E dbiddlecombe@dit.ie

Niamh O’Callaghan, DIT Sports Officer, T: 01 402 3042 M 087 298 5849 E Niamh.ocallaghan@dit.ie

John O’Carroll, DIT FAI Football Facilitator T: 01 402 4010 M 086 795 4371 E john.ocarroll@fai.ie

Herbie McClelland, DIT Sports Officer T: 01 402 3042 M 087 224 5507 E hmcclelland@dit.ie

Seamus Reilly, DIT Sports Personnel T: 01 402 4009 E seamus.reilly@dit.ie

Caragh O’Buachalla, DIT Sports Officer T: 01 402 3042 M 087 293 3442 E caragh.obuachalla@dit.ie

Lauren Freegrove, DIT Sports Administrator T: 01 402 3042 E lauren.freegrove@dit.ie


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